Alcest's most accessible work to date doesn't sacrifice the brilliant musicianship that the band has demonstrated over their past two recordings. In fact, Les Voyages de l'Âme is equally as powerful as those albums.
2007 was one of the best years for metal in the 2010s. Like other watershed years -- 1983, 1984, and 1991-- it's partially a case of artists peaking at the same time. The year unleashed a wave of superb releases from January straight through November.